Riesling Heimbourg 2001

Riesling Heimbourg 2001

Medium Dry Wine
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Technical presentation

Bottling : February 2003
Acquired alcohol : 13.2°
Residual sugar : 11.5 g/l
Total acidity : 5.4 g/l H2SO4 / (8.3g/l Tartrique)
pH : 3.2
Yield : 43 hl/ha
Average age of vines : Vineyard planted in 1994
Terroir : Heimbourg
Sweetness index : 2
Soil : Calcaire Oligocène, South/South East facing, Very steep slope

Description of the wine Riesling Heimbourg 2001

This vineyard is located on the steepest part of the Heimbourg vineyard (50%) and is facing south ; south-west. Surprisingly, this vineyard is capable of reaching high ripeness without any botrytis. The cool dry winds from the valley blow every night on this vineyards, stopping the development of noble rot. For this reason, we try not to harvest above 14% potential alcohol in order to avoid too many residual sweetness in the wine. Despite the young age of the vines, the high density of plantation and small yields are responsible for a good concentration.

Riesling Heimbourg 2001

Tasting notes

01/2003 : The grapes are always very coloured and quite small in this vineyard, producing concentrated wines and slightly grapey on the nose. The mouth is powerful and purists might detect some roundness on the finish, that will quickly disappear through the ageing, thanks to a good acidity and alcohol level for this grape variety. This wine is already quite open and aromatic and will reach its apogee only in some years.